A local 4th grade school teacher decided that this year, instead of just another in-class Christmas party, that she would give her students a gift that would have a life-changing impact, as well as, teach them a valuable lesson along the way. Her idea... Buy a Got Your Back t-shirt for all of her 4th grade students.
"Every year," she said,"I try to encourage my students to look beyond themselves. Christmas is about giving back. I knew that Got Your Back was a great way to teach my students this important principle. I explained to my students how, through the purchase of each Got Your Back t-shirt, a complete school uniform was being given to another child in a country where uniforms are a big financial hurdle for families."
In addition to the gift she gave each child, she also showed some of the Got Your Back videos in class, wrote a letter to every parent explaining who Got Your Back was, and used the t-shirt's slogan as a quick teaching tool.
"The words are so powerful," she explained. "I got to share with my class exactly how their new t-shirt was 'Restoring Purpose, Giving Hope, & Showing Love.' It was truly amazing to see how they connected with this concept. My classroom here in Virginia has now proudly helped a new classroom of kids, somewhere else in the world, have a chance at an education."
You too can join the movement to make education possible for every child. We encourage you to come up with a creative campaign just like the one listed above. Together, we will make a huge impact in the lives of children around the world.
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